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Red Fish Blue Fish - Japanese Style Gyotaku Double Fish Painting in Red and Blue

2018

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This is a Gyotaku method painting of two fish on a pale blue mulberry paper background. This double fish impression using minimal color is akin to a fossil. The fish are hand painted in Red and Blue. The mulberry paper has a soft hue and slightly wavy texture adding the overall feel of the artwork. The artwork is unframed. Contact the gallery for framing options. Gyotaku - A Japanese word translated from "gyo" meaning fish and "taku" meaning stone impression. It is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Gyotaku is a Japanese method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures or similar subjects as printing "plates" in its process. The literal translation of the word is "fish stone rubbing" and is believed to get its inspiration from Chinese stone rubbings of calligraphy, which gave rise to printing. Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, was originally used to record and commemorate a fisherman's catch. Prints were made using Sumi ink and Washi paper. It is rumored that Samurai would settle fishing competitions using Gyotaku prints. This original form of Gyotaku, as a recording method for fisherman, is still utilized today, and can be seen hanging in tackle shops in Japan and Okinawa. Jeff Conroy Red Fish Blue Fish sumi ink and watercolor on mulberry paper 25h x 37w in 63.50h x 93.98w cm Gyotaku - A Japanese word translated from "gyo" meaning fish and "taku" meaning stone impression. It is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. Gyotaku is a Japanese method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures or similar subjects as printing "plates" in its process. The literal translation of the word is "fish stone rubbing" and is believed to get its inspiration from Chinese stone rubbings of calligraphy, which gave rise to printing. Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, was originally used to record and commemorate a fisherman's catch. Prints were made using Sumi ink and Washi paper. It is rumored that Samurai would settle fishing competitions using Gyotaku prints. This original form of Gyotaku, as a recording method for fisherman, is still utilized today, and can be seen hanging in tackle shops in Japan and Okinawa.

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  • Dimensions
    H 25 in. x W 37 in.H 63.5 cm x W 93.98 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU55433353293
  • Seller Reference Number
    JEC025
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    originalPrice: $1,350
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